Hudson River Valley Wineries

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Few Reds to Rave About at Bounty Festival

A few wineries brought their dry reds to the Bounty of the Hudson festival. There is no hiding the fact that Dom and I favor dry reds over all else. Despite the withering heat, and the sunny atmosphere, we were drawn like moths to the flame - the flame being a sparkling ruby red glass full of wonderful berries and tannins. Here are just a few highlights.

Bemarl Baco Noir - A wonderful wine. This was a big hit with us. One of the few Baco Noirs we really enjoyed. This is truly a wonderful red wine. And it easily won our hearts for best label as well. Find this elegant, medium, dry red. Cherry, pepper. Excellent.

Rivendell Merlot - We love many Rivendell wines, but this merlot was a lovely surprise. A nice, dark ruby color, with excellent mouthfeel. A dry, red wonder.

Cascade Mountain Vineyards Coeur de Leon Rouge - Made from Leon Millot, this is a very nice dry red. Very drinkable. Good for sipping. Great with food. A nice surprise.

Glorie Red Monkey - A nice, light red. A fun surprise. A fun wine to be enjoyed with grilled chicken or even grilled tuna. Congrats to Doug Glorie.

Sorry we couldn’t mention more. Dominique and I could only drink so much.



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